‘For your Eyes Only‘ is not just the name of a James Bond movie but a song title too. Nonetheless, it’s an awe-inspiring technique of watching videos. Yes, I am talking about the video glasses that enrich you with the ultimate private video watching experience. Here we have compiled a list of 10 video glasses, which really gives new dimension to the concept of video viewing.
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10. EyeCinema iPod Video Glasses
The EyeCinema offers an astounding 80-inch big screen display and takes the private video viewing experience to a new level. The eyewear is extremely light in weight and features an amazing 922,000 pixel resolution along with surround sound. The revolutionary video glasses are perfect for Wii, Xbox, PS2&3, and Nintendo Gaming Platforms.
9. 22Moo’s ZuneVD
Fully compatible with 5th generation video iPods, 4th generation iPods, AV outputs, Zune, Sony Playstations, Microsoft Xbox, and Nintendo Wii, the ZuneVD (aka the VGSD) lets you watch the videos on a 37-inch to 50-inch screen from 2 meters away. The eyewear weighs 119 grams and boasts an inimitable optics design for safe and comfortable use. Priced at $250.
8. RelaxView 4.0 Eyewear
Weighing just 80 grams, the Relaxview 4.0 mobile video eyewear lets you watch a 60-inch cinema screen from a distance of 3 meters. The unique device is compatible with iPod Video and PMPs like Archos, Creative (Zen Vision) and Microsoft Zune. Other than that, it works well with portable DVD players, PlayStation, Xbox 360, GameCube and Nintendo Wii. Priced at $490.
7. Mirage Innovations’ LightVu
The lightweight, compact and uber-comfy personal video display device is compatible with PMPs, game consoles, cellular phones and PDAs. The company claims that LightVu ensures crisp quality color video images on a 42-inch screen from a distance of seven feet.. LightVu eyewear has been specially designed to minimize the effects of cyber stress, which means there will be no dizziness or nausea. It is always a pleasure to watch big screens in miniature sunglasses.
6. EzGear EzVision Video IWear
This one is one step ahead of the LightVu as it lets you wear a 50-inch television. The eyewear comes with a dual video screens, built-in stylish stereo earbuds, and a rechargeable LiNH battery with up to 8 hours of battery life. It is fully functional with almost all video sources with video outputs, including your video iPod. Weighing a mere 68 grams, the EzVision video IWear is perfect to be used anywhere-in a plane, in a car, or at home. It can also work with your XBox, Playstation, or Gamecube. Priced at $400.
5. Icuiti DV920
The portable, affordable, sleek, and stylish Icuiti DV920 was the winner of a 2005 & 2006 Consumer Electronics Show Design Award. The video eyewear lets you enjoy flicker free video (920,000 pixel micro-LCD screens) and stunning 3D stereoscopic video. It comes compatible for use with your DVD player, Video iPod, Laptop, PC, A/V cell phone, multi-media player, or game console. It delivers 640 by 480 resolution in true color. Priced at $800.
4. i-glasses PC/SVGA Pro 3D
The portable, affordable, high resolution i-glasses PC/SVGA Pro 3D head mounted display sports stereoscopic 3D computer imaging and is recommended for any 3D computer imaging. The device weighs a mere 7 ounces and fits on your head with ease. You’ll see VGA images on a virtual, gianntic screen, as large as a 70 inch monitor when viewed from a distance of 13 feet. The eyewear comes featuring adjustable headphones that throw our quality stereo sound in complete privacy. It is fully adaptable to almost all computer systems including laptops and PDAs. The i-glasses PC/SVGA Pro 3D can be used while wearing prescription eyewear. Priced at $1,199.
3. Lumus PD-20 video glasses
I don’t say these are the best but certainly a step in the right direction. The Lumus PD-20 offers a reflection from a Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) that is directly in the eye’s line of sight to the wearers instead of looking at the actual image source. The thing that appeals to me the most is the chic make of the Lumus PD-20, which you will surely love to wear. The innovative technology behind the video glasses will let the users enjoy the nig screen experience anywhere on the move.
2. MyVuCrystal Amber Video Glasses for iPod
The eye-gear is an ultra-stylish and faddish pair of video glasses, which enables a complete iPod treat. The iPod version is way more sleeker and improved than Myvuâs Personal Media Viewer, which was a bit bulkier and lacked in video quality. However, the Crystal Amber glasses offer 640Ã480 resolution display and fantastic video quality.
1. Toshiba’s ’360-degree’ head mounted display
It could be the way we will be watching our TV programmes and PC games in the near future. Toshiba has developed a giant full-faced helmet that weighs around three kilo and facilitates the wearer to see a full 360-degree view on a 40 cm dome-shaped fish-eye screen. The idea of full ’360-degree viewing is fabulous but do you guys think it’s really fabulous with that gigantic 3 kg helmet on your head? It could have been a ground-breaking gizmo if they had made it a bit small. Anyway, this gadget might be on your head in the coming time when you will be watching your much-loved TV program or playing a computer game.
Now that we have gone through these fantastic video glasses with astounding entertainment virtue, letâs also try to know about the technology involved.
â¢ How do video glasses work?
It feels as if youâre isolated from the entire world when your video glasses are on. The technology enables you to enjoy solely, the multi-media entertainment in your utmost privacy and personal refuge. However, itâs not that you completely cut off from whatâs happening around, as you can still hear in minimal volume the conversations going around and keep check on the potential intruders too. Nonetheless, the digital video eyewear is quite an interesting way to escape to your own sole world, while still being in the crowd.
â¢ The Technology Involved
Though, the basic principle followed here is of the binocular vision, but the video glasses are way beyond of those old View-Masters. The high-tech glasses immensely capitalize on our vision perception. The modern head-mounted display system is designed as lightweight glasses capable of creating an illusion that youâre sitting in front of a big-screen television.
Itâs basically the tiny LCD or OLED display, which is magnified via a lens to produce the big screen viewing experience. Two exactly same images are displayed, one for each individual eye, and when aligned correctly, our brain makes a composite image of both the displays.
When the images are put together to form a 3D image, that process is known as stereopsis. When, the techno-glasses are packed with audio equipment, 3D videos, media player and battery pack, you get ultra-portable, hands-free device that you can also connect to your PMPs, gaming consoles, iPod for big screen entertainment anywhere, anytime.
â¢ A peek into the future
You might soon experience augmented vision right through your eyes, without at all, having to wear any techno video glasses. Babak Amir Parviz, a professor at the University of Washington and his students are working on advanced solar-powered augmented contact lenses. The amazingly thin contacts will be embedded with hundreds of semi-transparent LEDs for ultimate augmented reality through eyes. Parviz and his team have been utilizing sensors and wireless technology to render these incredible lenses.â With basic image processing and Internet access, a contact-lens display could unlock whole new worlds of visual information, unfettered by the constraints of a physical displayâ, Parviz explains.